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Chairperson of the Minerals North 2014 I’d like to personally welcome each of you to Minerals North 2014. It’s an exciting time for mining in British Columbia as we continue to grow and adapt while remaining motivated and responsive to new challenges. The northern part of the province is confronting a time of many changes and we’re meeting these changes during a time of larger nation-wide and global uncertainty. Our Minerals North 2014

organizational team has devoted their time to ensure that you have a productive convention and that you enjoy your time while you are in Vanderhoof. The minerals North 2014 committee would like to thank all the corporate sponsors that have made this event a huge success. Without their support events like this held in northern communities would not be possible. Before I close, I’d like to thank each member of the

Wednesday pre - conference activities: 360 degrees of Mining

Presented by C3 alliance Corporation (pre-registration required) Join Jerry Asp and Dave Lefebure of C3 Alliance Corporation for this full day workshop. The workshop will explain the life cycle of mining in everyday language and include information on community sustainability and mine development impacts and benefits. 

you. You are truly our town’s greatest asset. Finally I ask each of you, throughout this conference, to stay engaged, keep us proactive and help us shape the future of Minerals North whether you are a delegate, exhibitor or presenter.

organizational team for their dedication and hard work in preparation of this event. A sincere heart felt thank

My personal respect and thanks goes out to all of you. Brian Frenkel Chairperson Mineral North 2014

The Businesses of Vanderhoof Welcome You! While you are here please take the time to Take a Look Around There are many unique shops, restaurants and hidden Treasures. We love Vanderhoof and we are confident that you will too!

This workshop is designed for people who wish to learn, in non-technical terms, how modern exploration and mining is carried out. It includes numerous pictures and examples of the activities carried out by the industry and the types of economic benefits for local communities, including jobs and service contracts.   It is anticipated that participants will have had some interaction with exploration and/or mining, but are looking for a greater understanding of these two sectors.

The importance of Communications in successful Resource development (pre-registration required)

Join Annita McPhee, President of the Tahltan Tribal Council; Minister of Aboriginal Relations and Reconcilliation John Rustad and a representative from New Gold in a lively discussion about the cooperation necessary from Government, Industry, and First Nations when planning and implementing a mining project.   This workshop will be held on Wednesday May 21 from 1pm - 3pm.  

explore Vanderhoof In Vanderhoof on Wednesday and not registered for a pre-conference session? Come on over to the Chamber booth and learn what the community has to offer. Explore – shop – experience the community.

Westline Ford Barbeque Westline Ford are hosting a barbeque for all delegates from 11am – 3pm in the large equipment display area. This barbeque is open to all delegates and a great opportunity to network before the official Minerals North program kickoff.

Take a walk on the Community Trail Network, Visit the Vanderhoof Community Museum, or grab the History and Culture Tour Card. Visit the Information Booth at the Minerals North 2014 Tradeshow; they will assist you with Exploring our community. Enjoy your stay!


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Wednesday, May 21, 2014 10:00 – 6:00pm

Registration

Tradeshow

09:00 – 5:00pm

Tradeshow booth set-up

Tradeshow

11:00 – 3:00pm

Westline Ford Welcome Barbeque

Tradeshow

10:00 – 4:00pm

360 Degrees of Mining – from Exploration to Reclamation… and what it means to communities (3C Alliance)

Classroom

1:00 – 3:00pm

The Importance of Communications in Successful Resource Development • Annita McPhee, President of the Tahltan Tribal Council • John Rustad, Minister of Aboriginal Relations and Reconcilliation • New Gold, TBA

Classroom

4:30 – 5:30pm

Minerals North Association AGM

Classroom

6:00 – 10:00pm

Opening Reception and Entertainment (Sunshine Medallion)

Tradeshow

Thursday, May 22, 2014 7:00 – 8:30am

Pancake Breakfast for Exhibitors and Delegates – Tradeshow is open

Gym & Outdoor Tents

8:30 – 9:00am

Opening Remarks • Mayor Gerry Thiessen, District of Vanderhoof • Chief Stanley Thomas, Saik’uz First Nation • Hans Smit, Minerals North Association • Robert Gallagher, New Gold

Main Stage

9:00 – 10:15am

The Importance of Mining in Northern BC – What’s New and What’s News • Jeff Kyba, Paul Jago, Regional Geologists, Ministry of Energy & Mines • Gavin Dirom, Association of Mineral Exploration BC (AMEBC) • Karina Brino, Mining Association of BC (MABC)

Main Stage

10:15 – 10:45am

Refreshment Break

Tradeshow

10:45 – 11:00am

Geoscience BC Trek Project – Andrea Clifford, Geoscience BC

Main Stage

11:00 – 11:30 am

New Gold - Blackwater Project, Tim Bekhuys

Main Stage

11:30 – 12:00pm

Networking Session – Meet with the morning’s speakers in the Exhibitor Lounge or network at the tradeshow

Tradeshow & Mezzanine

12:00 – 1:00pm

Networking lunch with entertainment from local musicians

Outdoor Tents

1:00 – 1:45pm

Future Success Strategies – Keynote Speaker Jim Bottomley From Fortune 500’s to non-profits, Jim Bottomley has advised organizations in every sector as they set about charting a path for the future. Providing insight into how social, economic, and demographic trends are shaping the years ahead, Bottomley’s presentations combine humour, high-energy, and practical examples to leverage future changes for success.

Main Stage

1:45 – 2:30pm

Osoyoos Indian Band – Keynote Speaker Chief Clarence Louie Chief Clarence Joseph Louie believes that Aboriginal people and government must make economic development and business growth an everyday priority. Under his direction, the Osoyoos Indian Band has become a multi-faceted corporation that owns and manages nine businesses and employs hundreds of people, while the Band Development Corporation that he helped to form provides strategic direction to existing businesses. Chief Louie shares his experiences and lessons in leadership and forward-thinking with a variety of audiences around the world.

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Main Stage, Classrooms, Gym and Outdoor Tents are located at the Gospel Chapel Tradeshow and Mezzanine are located at the Vanderhoof Arena

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Open Discussion - Join Jim Bottomley and Chief Clarence Louie in an open discussion

Digging Deeper: a review of hot-button business & legal issues for mining companies – Taylor Little, Stikeman & Elliott

Education and Training • Eugene Marks, SD #91 • Charlyne Smilinski, CNC • Dr. Dan Ryan, UNBC

Minerals North Association meeting for potential host communities

3:15 – 3:45pm

Refreshment Break

Tradeshow

3:45 – 4:15pm

Advanced Stage Mining Projects • First Point Minerals – Ron Britten, VP Exploration • Taseko - Aley Project – Christy Smith

Main Stage

4:15 – 4:30 pm

Bill Bennett, Minister of Energy and Mines

Main Stage

6:30 – 12:00am

Banquet and Entertainment (Buck Fever) Announcement of Minerals North 2015 Host Community

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Friday, May 23, 2014 7:00 – 8:30am

Coupon Breakfast (provided in delegate package)

8:30 – 10:00am

Women in Mining – Panel of women with careers in mining. • Amber Teed, New Gold • Danielle Smythe, NWCC • Andrea Clifford, Geoscience BC • Lori Seymore, Red Chris Mine

10:00 – 10:30am

Refreshment Break

Tradeshow

10:30 – 10:50am

Kemess Underground Project – Harold Bent, Aurico Gold

Main Stage

10:50 – 11:10am

Industry Training Authority Update – Walter Sorokovsky, ITA

Main Stage

11:10 – 11:30am

MP Nathan Cullen

Main Stage

11:30 – 12:00pm

Networking Session – Meet with the morning’s speakers in the Exhibitor Lounge or network at the tradeshow

Tradeshow & Mezzanine

12:00 – 2:00pm

Luncheon… Grand prize draw and closing remarks

Outdoor Tents

The Business Case for LNG in mine operations – Jason McIvor, Fortis

Vanderhoof Workshop on Community Main Stage & Classrooms Health – Dr. Janis Shandro, UVic

School District No. 91 – Careers & Trades Programs: Mining Education Activities, Tuesday to Friday, May 20–23. Minerals North Delegates are encouraged to attend any of these events. Tues – Wed 9:00 – 3:00pm

Project Mini Mining: Grade 1 – 2 Minerals Ed: Introduction to Rocks & Mining

Elementary Schools in Vanderhoof

Thursday 9:30 – 2:30pm

Project Junior Mining: Grades 6 – 7 Hands on activities at various stations (including machine operation, trades and research)

Nechako Valley Secondary School field across from Tradeshow

Friday 1:00 – 2:00pm

Project Mining: Grades 10 – 12 Careers in Mining - Presentations

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Minerals North 2014 Breakout Session Thursday -- 2:30pm - 3:15pm The following breakout sessions will be offered Thursday afternoon from 2:30 – 3:15pm. Space is limited and attendance will be determined on a “first come – first served basis. oPeN disCussioN WiTH JiM BoTToMleY aNd ClaReNCe louie. Join our keynote speakers for a dynamic discussion based on the material presented in their keynote talks. Learn how the topics of both discussions relate to each other and take this opportunity to ask questions of the speakers themselves. This session will be facilitated and everyone will have an opportunity to participate. diGGiNG deePeR – sTiKeMaN ellioTT laWYeRs MiCHael uRBaNi aNd RoBeRT KiesMaN lawyers from stikeman elliot will discuss hot button issues that will affect you and your company in 2014. The session is designed for mining executives, in-house council, international lawyers, investment bankers and financiers. Topics will include ❖ Mining Confidentiality agreements ❖ Corruption of Foreign Public Officials Act ❖ Board Diversity ❖ Litigate versus arbitrate. eduCaTioN aNd TRaiNiNG Join representatives from School District 91, the College of New Caledonia, and the University of Northern BC as they discuss the mining related programming underway in regional schools, colleges and universities. Learn how the curriculum is designed so that students can follow their chosen career path. MiNeRals NoRTH assoCiaTioN – HosTiNG a MiNeRals NoRTH CoNFeReNCe Is your community interested in hosting a future Minerals North Conference? Join Association Directors and past host communities to learn more about what is involved, how communities are selected, and how to submit a strong proposal.

Keynote Speaker THURSDAY MAY 22 AT 1:00 PM From Fortune 500s to nonprofits, Jim Bottomley has advised organizations in every sector as they set about charting a path for the future. Providing insight into how social, economic, and demographic trends are shaping the years ahead, Bottomley’s presentations

combine humour, high-energy, and practical examples to leverage future changes for success. More information on Jim Bottomley is available here. Bottomley is an entrepreneur and consultant who has spoken to over one-quarter million people about future success.  He owns businesses in software development,

consulting and retail and managed marketing programs for Quaker Oats - from “Cap’n Crunch” to “Life” cereals along with helping launch new products such as “Kibbles ‘n Bits ‘n Bits” and specialized agri-products. He is graduate of the Ivey School of Business at the University of Western Ontario.

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Keynote Speaker priority. Under his direction, the Osoyoos Indian Band has become a multi-faceted corporation that owns and manages nine businesses and employs hundreds of people, while the Band Development Corporation that he helped to form provides strategic direction to existing businesses. Chief Louie shares his experiences and lessons in leadership and forwardthinking with a variety of audiences around the world.

Chief Clarence Joseph Louie THURSDAY MAY 22 @ 1:45 PM Chief Clarence Joseph Louie believes that Aboriginal people and government must make economic development and business growth an everyday

the Band owns and operates nine businesses on the reserve, including vineyards, retail stores, a construction company, a Readi-Mix company, a championship golf course, eco-tourism businesses, and activities in foresting.

The Osoyoos Indian Band has modeled not only sustainable business development, but also socio-economic development, whereby the community’s social needs are improved. Chief Louie feels that First Nations communities need to become business minded and begin to create their own jobs and revenue sources, not just administer underfunded government programs. As confirmation of the Osoyoos Indian Band’s commitment to business,

Chief Louie’s efforts have been widely recognized in Canada and the United States. In 2002, Aboriginal Tourism BC awarded Chief Louie the “Inspirational Leadership Award,” and Maclean’s magazine listed him as one of the “Top 50 Canadians to Watch” in 2003. In 2004, the National Aboriginal Achievement Foundation presented him with the award for “Business and Community Development.” In 2006, Chief Louie was presented with the Order of British Columbia, which is the province’s highest honor for outstanding achievement. Chief Clarence Louie Osoyoos Indian Band

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Minerals North 2014 Workshops Friday May 23rd -- 8:30am - 10:00am The following workshops will be held on Friday May 23rd from 8:30 – 10:00am. Space is limited and attendance will be determined on a “first come – first served basis. a WoRKsHoP oN CoMMuNiTY HealTH - dR. JaNis sHaNdRo Planning for the Construction Phase: Learning from the experiences of the Stuart Lake/Nak’al Bun Area associated with the Mt. Milligan Mine The goal of this workshop is to bring industry, community members and local and regional governments together for a facilitated dialogue on community issues specific to the construction phase. There are two objectives of this workshop. The first is to review the findings on impacts and benefits experienced in the Stuart Lake/Nak’al Bun area (municipality of Fort St. James,  and the Nak’azdli and Tl’azt’en First Nations) during the construction of the Mt. Milligan mine. The second is to discuss innovative and creative ways in which people, institutions and organizations can collaborate to mitigate such impacts and maximize the potential benefits. The workshop will begin with a brief presentation of the founding project. This project is focused on community health and safety and the extractive industry and is a partnership project between the University of Victoria, the University of British Columbia with the municipality of Fort St. James and the Nak’azdli and Tl’azt’en First Nations.  The project is tracking conditions across the life of Mt. Milligan mine to inform a collaborative strategy “to be ten steps ahead”. Project expansion activities have focused on working with New Gold and associated communities with their Blackwater project. This work as a whole is based on the vision that sustainable communities are healthy. This workshop is suitable for community members, local and regional governmental officials, and mining industry professionals. THe BusiNess Case FoR lNG iN MiNiNG oPeRaTioNs - JasoN MCiVoR - FoRTis BC This workshop will use case studies to examine 2 mine’s energy profiles (open pit vs. underground) and how LNG could help decrease operating costs. The energy profile will be categorized into main areas such as  power generation, heavy haul, light fleet and other operation equipment. A financial comparison will be done between LNG and diesel usage. Technical information at a high level would be discussed in regards to the challenges of setting up the necessary infrastructure and additional equipment. Polling technology would be used to increase engagement. WoMeN iN MiNiNG This panel is intended to demonstrate the career opportunities for women that are available in the mining industry.  This session will include talks from Danielle Smyth - Northwest Community College (education); Andrea Clifford – Geoscience BC (geology); Amber Teed – New Gold (First Nations coordinator); and an equipment operator that is working at local mine.   After a brief presentation from each panelist there will be a moderated session where participants can ask questions and access more information about a potential career in mining.  We have invited students from across the region to participate in this session and learn more about the opportunities the industry can offer.   If you are a woman that is involved in the industry, come on out and participate.   


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Mayor of Vanderhoof for business, personal and professional growth. I encourage you to tour Vanderhoof and enjoy our local attractions, the community trails, parks and the bird sanctuary. I am very proud of where we are today and excited about what the future holds for Vanderhoof. Dear Delegates: Welcome to the 2014 Minerals North Conference. We are excited to host the Mining and Minerals Exploration community. It is our hope that you gain a better understanding of the impact that Mining has within the Northern Region and the economic benefits provided to our local economies. Our community is excited about the unique advantages that Mining sector brings

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Chief of the Saik’uz First Nation To the Minerals North 2014 Delegates:

I would like to formally welcome you to the Saik’uz Traditional Territories. The Saik’uz Whut’enne have used and occupied these lands and its’ resources since time immemorial. We are people of the Yinka Dene, sometimes referred to as Dakelth, who are the only community with two clans - the frog and the grouse. There are 25 “Carrier’ communities

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Vanderhoof area, please follow our principles to steward our lands better and leave it to our children in either the same or better shape than you found it. I encourage you to make contact with and to continue to have good relationships with the Aboriginal people of your various areas. As was said in Delgamuuk, “after all we are all here to stay”. Remember us well, mussi

Chief Stanley Thomas Saik’uz First Nation

Nechako Lakes MLA It is my great Secondary School. pleasure as MLA The goals of the for Nechako sessions are to Lakes and as spark students’ a resident of interest towards Vanderhoof to a career in the welcome all of mining and the delegates, minerals sector. industry sponsors, The mining industry and special is incredibly guests to important to Minerals North Nechako Lakes MLA British Columbia, 2014. As the John Rustad as it has been a slogan suggests, cornerstone of our communities economy for generations. throughout the north are “the We realize the tremendous core of it all” in the mineral opportunities that mining and mining sector in British and mineral exploration bring Columbia. We are proud to to the province. host this year’s conference. Minerals North is unique, as the conference is hosted right where mining and exploration activities take place. Community leaders, local businesses, industry partners, First Nations, stakeholders and the general public get the chance to connect and discuss issues in the mining sector in the Nechako region. I commend the organizers of the conference for highlighting the opportunities for First Nations. Several panel discussions and guest speakers will focus on mining projects from a First Nations’ perspective. Youth in our community will also benefit from educational information sessions being presented at the Evelyn Dickson School and the Nechako Valley

From high paying jobs for skilled workers to the opportunities for local businesses as service providers, injecting billions of investment dollars and driving our economy forward. We are investing in skilled trades so that our workforce is ready for these new opportunities. The mining industry in B.C. is strong with two new mining projects already underway and five more under construction or permitted. Demand for minerals from Asia is strong and since our province enjoys a strategic location to export products internationally the B.C. mining industry will continue to grow. We have the most competitive taxation rates in the country for the mining

industry and because we maintain world-class environmental regulations, B.C. will continue to be a leader in the global mining sector. As your MLA I will continue to stand up for the mining

sector and work with all stakeholders in our region so we can build a strong economy and a brighter future for all of us in northern BC. John Rustad MLA Nechako Lakes


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Chamber of Commerce President On behalf of the Vanderhoof Chamber of Commerce, I would like to welcome you to our community. We are pleased to assist in the hosting of Minerals North 2014.

and opportunities. It is also our wish that the mining and exploration companies be able to highlight their projects and better understand the interest and concerns of local communities.

Mineral exploration and mining are having a positive impact on the economy of Vanderhoof and surrounding area. We anticipate that this will continue to grow in the coming years.

Vanderhoof has much to offer the mining sector. The Vanderhoof Chamber of Commerce membership is rich with resources. Our local college offers various programs to put our community at a leading edge of employee training. We have a variety of unique restaurants as well as several accommodation choices. We also have fabrication shops, an assortment of shops to provide clothing, safety

It is our hope that Minerals North 2014 will provide residents and businesses in our area an opportunity to learn more about modern day mining and exploration, along with the challenges

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of mining and exploration companies. We encourage you to contact our office at 250-567-2124 or send an email to manager@ vanderhoofchamber.com for more information on what the business community of Vanderhoof has to offer.

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It is our belief that communications and education are keys to a successful long term relationship between local communities and the mining sector.

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Minerals North Association Minerals North is the non-profit Association that facilitates the hosting of the annual Minerals North Conference. This event is hosted by communities in northern BC and has become the largest northern mining conferences in Western Canada. The warm hospitality that derives from community involvement ensures that Minerals North is distinct from any other mining conference in British Columbia. The event provides an opportunity for local communities to showcase their capacity to service the mineral industry, for community leaders to learn about economic and policy issues that affect the minerals sector and for the industry to

be informed of local issues and community goals. THe oBJeCTiVes oF THe CoNFeReNCe aRe To: ● Establish contacts and build working relationships ●

an information meeting describing what is involved in becoming a future host will be held at the Vanderhoof Minerals North conference May 22 between 2:30 and 3:15pm.

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Schools Program The Omineca Beetle Action Coalition (OBAC) and School District No. 91 – Career & Trades Programs in conjunction with local education partners will be delivering a broad range of mining education activities during Minerals North. Project Mini Mining – Grades 1 & 2 Minerals Ed: Introduction to Rocks & Mining Project Jr. Mining – Grades 6 & 7 Students will have the opportunity to explore five Hands-on activities at various stations  Project Mining Grade 10-12 students will have the opportunity to listen to “Careers in Mining” presentations from area mining HR departments.   The scope of the presentations will cover “what makes a good employee” and what career opportunities are available in the mining sector.

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Northwest Community College NoRTHWesT CoMMuNiTY ColleGe’s sCHool oF eXPloRaTioN & MiNiNG: Celebrating a decade of success This year marks the 10th Anniversary of Northwest Community College’s School of Exploration & Mining (NWCC SEM) and there are many successes to celebrate. Since its creation in 2004 and in partnership the Smithers Exploration Group, NWCC SEM has successfully graduated more than 1,250 candidates representing 113 communities and 86 First Nations communities in Canada. Staying true to its motto of being relevant and responsive to the needs of the minerals industry, NWCC SEM focuses on producing “job ready” candidates and has seen 72% of its graduates transition to employment or further education. Partnerships are key to the success of NWCC SEM and its students. Working collaboratively with industry, local, provincial and federal governments, First Nations communities, educational institutions (both secondary and postsecondary) and sector-based organizations, NWCC SEM prides itself on

meeting the needs of its diverse partners. More than 70% of NWCC SEM students are Aboriginal and cultural awareness and engagement activities are a part of all programs.

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NWCC SEM offers 10 distinct programs and courses which all place a focus on practical, field based training and give students a realistic experience of the work environment. Courses and programs range between 2 days to 8 weeks in length and have all been designed with the goal of preparing graduates for specific jobs required by the exploration, mining and natural resource industries. NWCC SEM can also deliver customized training delivered in remote locations to meet the unique needs of a particular industry or community partner.

In recognition of the excellence of the School of Exploration and Mining, NWCC SEM is serving as the lead partner in the development of the new provincial Centre of Training Excellence in Mining, created by the Ministry of Advanced Education to provide linkages between post-secondary institutions and the industry To learn more about the School of Exploration & Mining visit http://vimeo.com/58598851

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Exploration Update Although most metal prices remain at or near 10-year averages, exploration companies have struggled to survive through the downturn in the venture capital market. The ability to raise funds, build strategic partnerships and successfully explore will be critical to the success of these businesses in the coming years. To ensure that the mining sector continues to thrive, leaders will be called upon to ensure public policy in the areas of taxation, land access and tenure, permitting, and community and Aboriginal engagement is appropriate to the current environment. The global economic climate is still uncertain, and the BC based mineral exploration and development industry must continue to strive to meet global demand and compete for international investment. A recent news article penned by AMEBC reflected on the need to discuss tax policy and

tax competitiveness between jurisdictions. The article also reflected on the need to invest in grassroots exploration and geosciences to make sure we continue to discover new deposits. AME BC is also addressing the increasing cost of consultation with First Nations, and points out that it is the duty of the Crown to consult. While companies estimate that consultation costs are reaching over 21 percent of their total exploration expenditures this cost is not currently considered a qualifying expense under the B.C. Mining Exploration Tax Credit. AME BC has recommended that the province change the definition of qualifying expenses for this tax credit to include both community and First Nation expenses. These issues and others will be included in the topics of conversation at this conference. We hope that you enjoy the talks!

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Mining Facts Courtesy of the Mining Association of BC

Gross mining revenues for the BC mining industry were $9.2 billion in 2012 PricewaterhouseCoopers Stay the Course: The mining industry in British Columbia 2012

in 2012, the BC mining industry made total payments to the government and government agencies of $504 million. PricewaterhouseCoopers Stay the Course: The mining industry in British Columbia 2012

British Columbia’s mining industry pre-tax net earnings for 2012 was $1.8 billion. PricewaterhouseCoopers Stay the Course: The mining industry in British Columbia 2012

Hiring requirements for all mining sectors in BC over the next 10 years, are projected to be 16,770 workers under a baseline scenario http://www.mining.bc.ca/sites/default/files/ resources/taskforcereport2012.pdf British Columbia Hiring Requirements and Available Talent Forecasts: Exploration, Mining, and Stone, Sand, & Gravel 2012

The number of people working in BC’s mining industry in 2012 increased to 10,419 up from 9,310 in 2011. PricewaterhouseCoopers Stay the Course: The mining industry in British Columbia 2012

average employee earnings rose to $98,200 in 2012, up from $93,900 in 2011. PricewaterhouseCoopers Stay the Course: The mining industry in British Columbia 2012

Capital expenditures fell to $2.7 billion in 2012 from $2.9 billion in 2011 PricewaterhouseCoopers Stay the Course: The mining industry in British Columbia 2012

Vancouver is the world’s leading centre of expertise for mineral exploration. some 1,200 exploration companies are located in British Columbia, most in the greater Vancouver area. http://www.mining.ca/site/index.php/en/ news-a-media/publications.html Mining Association of Canada, Facts & Figures 2012

exploration and development expenditures by survey participants, was $680 million in 2012 compared with $463 million in 2011 PricewaterhouseCoopers Stay the Course: The mining industry in British Columbia 2012

lead and lead concentrate revenue totalled $194 million in 2012

Cash flow from BC operations in 2012 was $2,230 million

PricewaterhouseCoopers Stay the Course: The mining industry in British Columbia 2012

PricewaterhouseCoopers Stay the Course: The mining industry in British Columbia 2012

shipments of metallurgical coal rose to 24.2 million tonnes in 2012

Mine reclamation is a fundamental part of the mining life cycle in British Columbia. The Technical & Research Committee on Reclamation (TRCR) has been dedicated to excellence in mine reclamation in B.C. since 1977.

PricewaterhouseCoopers Stay the Course: The mining industry in British Columbia 2012

Coal accounts for 39% of the total volume handled at the Port of Vancouver, which moves shipments to China, Japan and other asian markets

Technical and Research Committee on Reclamation

http://www.mining.ca/site/index.php/en/ news-a-media/publications.html Mining Association of Canada, Facts & Figures 2012

Metallurgical coal continued to dominate BC’s mining sector in 2012, representing 44% of revenues, followed by copper concentrates at 19%, silver at 10%, zinc and zinc concentrates at 9% and gold at 4% PricewaterhouseCoopers Stay the Course: The mining industry in British Columbia 2012

Copper concentrate revenue rose to $1.5 billion in 2012 and copper shipments rose to 787,000 tonnes PricewaterhouseCoopers Stay the Course: The mining industry in British Columbia 2012

Gold: net mining revenues rose significantly in 2012 to $275 million, up from $154 million in 2011 PricewaterhouseCoopers Stay the Course: The mining industry in British Columbia 2012

MINING IS PART OF OUR COMMUNITY

Molybdenum: net mining revenues in 2012 were $248 million

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Total mining expenditures rose to $9.2 billion in 2012. Mining companies spent more on items such as production materials and supplies, energy and fuels, outward transportation, and machinery, equipment and construction materials PricewaterhouseCoopers Stay the Course: The mining industry in British Columbia 2012

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Zinc and zinc concentrates revenue in 2012 fell slightly to $685 million from $693 million in 2011 PricewaterhouseCoopers Stay the Course: The mining industry in British Columbia 2012

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Fire Hall Police Station Airport ATV Trail Baseball Biking Trail

Motorbike Trail Museum Personal Watercraft Picnic Area Playground Post Office

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VANDERHOOF AND DISTRICTS CO-OPERATIVE ASSOCIATION BULK PETROLEUM & CARDLOCKS 15 Cardlock Locations: Fort St. James To Quesnel, Terrace To Valemount, Fuel Tanks Sales and Rentals, Bulk Fuel and Oil Deliveries: Vanderhoof Toll Free: 1-888-545-2667, Houston: 1-800-848-6347, Prince George: 1-866-309-2667, Quesnel: 1-888-992-2667, Terrace: 250-635-9595 VANDERHOOF LOCATIONS C-Store, Gas Bar, Propane, Lube Oils & Marine Fuel: 250-567-4486 Food Store: Produce, Fresh Meat, Deli, In Store Bakery & Housewares: 250-567-4406 Home Centre Hardware, Flooring, Appliances, Building Materials, Feed, Seed, Fertilizer: 250-567-4464 QUESNEL AGRO/C-STORE 250-995-7274 - Open 7am to 7pm Monday - Saturday (closed Sundays), Easy RV in/out C-Store: Hot & Cold Sandwiches, Snacks, Candy, Pop, Drinks, Milkshakes and more Agro & Feed: bagged Feed, Mini-bulk Bags, Pet Food, Animal Health Products, Livestock Handling Equipment Hardware: Gardening and Seasonal Supplies, Farm Hardware, Power and Hand Tools, Pumps and Fencing Supplies

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List of Exhibitors Association for Mineral Exploration BC (AME BC) 1 College of New Caledonia 2&3 Stewart World Port 4 Huber Equipment 5 Helifor Canada Corp 6 Sims Group 7 J.R. Canadian Mapping Ltd. 8 Bulkley Valley Economic Development Association 9 Smithers Exploration Group 10 Industrial Forestry Service Ltd. 11 Faitron Communications 12 Bandstra Transportation 13 GeoStabilization International 14 Clean Harbors Energy and Industrial Services 15 BC Aboriginal Mine Training Association 16 Precision Services and Pumps 17 Brandt 18 IRL Supplies 19 Timberspan Wood Products 20 Yellowhead Helicopters Ltd 21 Actlabs Kamloops 22 Galaxy Broadband Communications 23 Outrider Contracting 24 Britco LP 25 Bell Mobility 26 Rescan Environmental Services Ltd., an ERM company 27 IBEW Local 993 28 Superior Propane 29 Coast Mountain Wireless Communications Ltd. 30 Terrace Economic Development Authority 31 SpeeDee Your Office Experts 32 Imperial Metals Corporation 33 Ecofor Consulting Ltd 34 Rio Tinto Alcan 35 Allnorth Consultants Limited 36 Maple Leaf Loading Ltd. 37 The CAT Rental Store 38 Arrow Transportation Systems Inc. 39 Tetra Tech 40 Earthen Ware 41 Summit Camps 42

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New Gold Blackwater Project 43 Ministry Mines/Forests 44 Aberdeen Helicopters Ltd. 45 Radius Drilling 46 Met-Solve Analytical Services 47 Northern Thunderbird Air 48 McElhanney Consulting Services Ltd. 49 Innergex Wind Energy Inc. 50 BC Hydro 51 Regional District of Bulkley-Nechako 52 & 53 Community Futures Stuart Nechako 54 Hatfield Consultants 55 We Care Home Health Services 56 Northlands Water & Sewer Supplies Ltd. 57 DWB Consulting Services Ltd. 58 Cooper Beauchesne and Associates Ltd. 59 Bird on a Wire 60 Raven Rescue 61 Praxair 62 AGAT Laboratories 63 Avison Management 64 Eagle Mapping 65 New Nadina Explorations 66 Hi Pro Corporate Sportswear 67 Trinity Power Rentals 68 Guardian Aerospace & Williston Lake Air Services 69 Vanderhoof and Districts Co-op 70 Mining Association of BC/Mining Supplier Assoc. BC71 Canada Culvert 72 Cansel 73 D/R Energy Wise Distributors Ltd. 74 TLC 75 E.C.S. Electrical Cable Supply Ltd. 76 AMEC 77 UNBC Continuing Studies 78 Vanderhoof and District Coop 79 ALS Minerals 80 Cancadd Imaging Solutions Ltd. 81 Northern Trailer 82 Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co. 83 Fountain Tire 84 Canadian Dewatering 85

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Carleton Rescue OS1 O’Brien Training OS2 WorldTech Solutions Ltd./ Hoban Construction Ltd. OS3 Kuenne & Nagel OS4 Meti Employment and Training OS5 Quickload OS6 Great Slave Helicopters OS7 Layfield Environmental OS8 Falcon Equipment OS9 and 10 3M Canada OS11 Kendras First Aid OS12 Visa Truck Rentals OS 13 Atco OS 14

This article reflects the exhibitors committed as at the publishing deadline of April 21st, 2014. An updated list will be published on line as required.

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Contact CNC for all your training needs

Foundation Programs

Autobody Repair (Motor Vehicle Body Repair) ... PG Automotive Technician .........................................PG Carpentry ......................................................N,PG,Q Electrical ......................................................M,PG,Q Heavy Duty / Commercial Transport...........................PG Industrial Mechanic/Millwright .......................BL,N,Q Industrial Machinist ...............................................PG Metal Fabricator....................................................PG Pipe Trades ...........................................................BL Plumbing...............................................................PG Power Engineering ...........................................PG,Q Professional Cook .............................................N,PG Welding ................................................................PG

Apprenticeship Programs

Automotive Technician .........................................PG Carpentry ....................................................BL,PG,Q Electrical ......................................................... PG,Q Heavy Duty / Commercial Transport ....................PG Industrial Mechanic/Millwright ...........................PG,Q Metal Fabricator....................................................PG Mobile Crane ..........................................................M Power Engineering ...........................................PG,Q Professional Cook ...........................................N,PG Welding ................................................................PG

Continuing Education & Contract Training

Air Conditioning Basics.........................................PG Bear/Cougar Awareness .............................BL,N,PG Boiler Safety Awareness ......................................PG Boom Truck Training ............................................PG CFC/HCFC/HFC Control and Recovery ..............PG Chainsaw Safety..........................................BL,N,PG Confined Space Awareness ...................BL,M,N,PG Construction Safety Officer - CSO .......................PG

Crane certification ..................................................M Designated Inspection Facility Operator Training ....PG Electrical Lockout ............................................M,PG Environ. Management System .............................BL Environmental Field Assistant .....................BL,N,PG Fall Protection ........................................BL,M,N,PG Fibre Optic Training .............................................PG Fire Suppression Training ..........................BL,M,N,Q Five Day Silviculture Training ............................BL FoodSafe ................................................................M Forest Harvesting & Silviculture Module ..............BL Forklift Operator ...................................BL,M, N,PG,Q GPS Training ....................................................BL,N Industry Safety Training.....................................BL,M Level D Crane certification......................................M MINE Certificate Program ............................BL,M,N Minerals Processing Operator Certificate ..........BL,N Occupational Health and Safety ..................M,N,PG Pesticide Certification .............................BL,N,PG,Q Red Cross First Aid ..........................................BL,M Review for Millwright Red Seal Exam ............BL,PG Rigging & Lifting ......................................BL,M,N,PG Scaffold Awareness ....................................BL,N,PG Skid Steer Operator ................................BL,M,N,PG Small Engine Repair ....................................M,N,PG Spill Response ...............................................BL,M,N Standard First Aid for Mines ................................M,N Surface Diamond Driller’s Helper ....................BL,N Transportation of Dangerous Goods ........BL,M,N,PG Trade Safety Coordinator - TSC ..........................PG Train-the-trainer ......................................................M Transportation Endorsement .........................BL,N Vehicle Inspection Endorsement .........................PG WHMIS ...................................................BL,M,N,PG Wilderness & Remote First Aid .....................BL,M,N Wildlife Danger Tree Assessor .............................BL WorkSafe First Aid .......................................BL,M,N

BL - Burns Lake, M - Mackenzie, N - Nechako (Fort St. James & Vanderhoof), PG - Prince George, Q - Quesnel Prog rams, courses and campuses are subject to change

Burns Lake Campus

Phone: 250-692-1700 Toll-Free: 1-866-692-1943 Fax: 250-692-1750 Email: lksdist@cnc.bc.ca

Fort St. James Campus Phone: 250-996-7019 Fax: 250-996-7014 E-mail: cncfsj@cnc.bc.ca

Mackenzie Campus

Phone: 250-997-7200 Toll-Free: 1-877-997-4333 Fax: 250-997-3779 E-mail: cncmackenzie@cnc.bc.ca

Quesnel Campus

Phone: 250-991-7500 Toll-Free: 1-866-680-7550 Fax: 250-991-7523 E-mail: quesnel@cnc.bc.ca

Prince George Campus

Phone: 250-561-5867 Toll Free: 1-800-371-8111 Fax: 250-561-5861 E-mail: admissions-info@cnc.bc.ca

College of New Caledonia B R I T I S H C O L U M B I A • C A N A D A • W W W . C N C . B C . C A

Vanderhoof Campus

Phone: 250-567-3200 Toll Free: 1-877-567-3270 Fax: 250-567-3217 E-mail: Nechako@cnc.bc.ca


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Geoscience BC Visit the Geoscience BC display. You can find outside right beside the Core shack. Geoscience BC is a non-profit organization that receives funding from the Provincial Government. Our mandate is to attract mineral and oil and gas investment to British Columbia through generating, interpreting and publicly distributing geoscience data in partnership with First Nations, communities, governments and industry. This year at Minerals North, Geoscience BC will be displaying a number of maps showing data generated from first-year field activities conducted as part of the TREK project. Short for Targeting Resources through Exploration and Knowledge, the TREK project is a $4.1 million multidisciplinary, integrated project focused on collecting detailed geoscience

data over British Columbia’s Interior Plateau region—an underexplored region with high potential for new mineral discoveries. The project area extends south from Vanderhoof to Anahim Lake and west from Quesnel, and covers more than 24,000 square kilometres. The first-year TREK project activities included the acquisition of nearly 104,000 line kilometres of new airborne magnetic survey data, completion of the first year of a new two- to three-year geochemical survey, plus geothermal and biogeochemical sampling. Geoscience BC also purchased proprietary

industry airborne magnetic data within the TREK airborne magnetic survey, adding areas of especially high-resolution information to the project area. The maps on display at Minerals North include 1:100,000 scale airborne magnetic survey maps of the four quadrants of the TREK project area (residual magnetic intensity, first vertical derivative and analytic signal of total magnetic field) and 10 basal till potential maps (BTPMs) that were produced in partnership with the British Columbia Geological Survey. Both the magnetic airborne survey and BTPMs help to vector mineral exploration— the magnetic survey by

showing what types of rocks and/or structures are beneath the surface, and the BTPMs by showing drift exploration potential. Considered a firstderivative of bedrock, basal till is well-suited to assessing the mineral potential of areas covered by glacial drift, which is the case in the Interior Plateau. Basal Till Potential Maps show areas where basal till is likely to occur and identify the most likely locations for basal till sample collection. The goal of the TREK project is to attract mineral exploration investment to this prospective, yet underexplored area of the province to help uncover the region’s economic potential. Resulting data generated by the airborne survey and creation of BTPMs are expected to encourage and assist with mineral exploration efforts in the area by providing a greater understanding of what lies beneath the surface.

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Nechako White Sturgeon Nechako white sturgeon is a genetically unique population of white sturgeon that lives its entire life within the Nechako River system. Nechako white sturgeon are currently listed as an endangered species. From 1994 to 1999, the Province of British Columbia coordinated an intensive study of white sturgeon in the Nechako River. The study came to an unwelcome conclusion - the Nechako white sturgeon are in a critical state of decline. Unless something is done, and done soon, the great fish will likely go extinct. With so many stakeholders involved along the entire length of the Nechako River, it was imperative all interested parties gather together, to begin working as a team in recovery planning efforts. This was the beginning of the Nechako White Sturgeon Recovery Initiative. The NWSRI is ultimately responsible for identifying the reasons why white sturgeon are no longer successfully spawning and surviving in the Nechako watershed, and for the design and implementation of habitat protection, restoration and management options. The Nechako White Sturgeon Recovery Facility

was approved in 2013 and work began almost immediately to get the hatchery facility ready for this year’s sturgeon breeding season. The facility was build on schedule, and this March marked the opening of the facility. The public opening will take place in midJune. For now, the NWSRI and Freshwater Fisheries Society of BC are concentrating on completing a full brood stock program this spring. The intent is to capture 12 pairs of adult Nechako white sturgeon (24 adults).  The facility will produce, raise and release 12,000 juvenile sturgeon each year back into the Nechako River.  The sturgeon produced this year will remain at the facility over the winter to allow them to grow larger prior to their release. This will get the fish past the stage of recruitment failure identified by the Technical Working Group, and therefore a greater number of

sturgeon will survive to breeding age. As always, the NWSRI remains committed to identifying, maintaining and potentially restoring critical sturgeon habitat.  Their ultimate goal is to find the more permanent solutions required to achieve a self-sustaining sturgeon population.  In addition to their ongoing biological research and monitoring projects they are conducting or supporting a number of projects that examine the geomorphology of the Nechako River.  The facility is part of the Freshwater Fisheries Society of BC operations. The Nechako White Sturgeon Recovery Initiative (NWSRI) Technical working Group Chair, Cory Williamson, is the Facility Manager and Mike Manky is the Senior Fish Culturist.   Go to www. nechakowhitesturgeon. org for more information.

Mayor and Council Congratulate

THE CITY OF VANDERHOOF on Hosting

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Cancer Screening The Minerals North 2014 organizing Committee encourages you to visit the Cancer screening information booth in the lobby of the (tradeshow venue / Vanderhoof arena). Two members of the Minerals North 2014 Organizing Committee were diagnosed with colon cancer in Fall 2013. Kathie LaForge (sponsorship) and Sue Clark (Conference Coordinator) underwent routine colon cancer screening, as suggested by family doctors.

colon. From there, I immediately had surgery and I’m now having chemo treatments. I was planning to retire but this was not part of my plan. Like Sue, being over 50 was the only risk factor that I met.” Kathie LaForge

is well aware of breast, prostate and cervical cancer screening programs and their benefits but with the

high rates of colon cancer in those over 50 I am surprised that colon cancer screening awareness isn’t greater.”

Colon cancer is one of the most commonly diagnosed forms of cancer, affecting one in six people in BC. Colon cancer is the 2nd deadliest cancer in BC. Every year, almost 3000 new cases of colon cancer are diagnosed in BC – over 94% of these are in men and women age 50 and older.

“I live a healthy lifestyle, eat well, don’t smoke and get lots of exercise. There is no family history of colorectal cancer.  I didn’t think I was at risk and colon cancer wasn’t even on my radar.  I was stunned when the doctor said that if I hadn’t been tested and waited until there was symptoms it would have cost me my life.”  Sue Clark

Screening has been proven to decrease colon cancer incidence and deaths. If diagnosed early, the 5 year survival rate is 50%. Kathie

Always concerned about others, Kathie and Sue immediately starting educating family, friends and acquaintances about the benefits of cancer screening. The BC Cancer Agency advises that during the early stages of colon cancer there are often no symptoms – which is why screening is so important. Screening can detect the early warning signs of colon cancer and save your life.

Sue

“At age 59, my doctor suggested that I should include the Fecal Immunochemical test (stool specimen) as part of my annual check-up. This test showed blood in my stool. I was surprised but my Doctor indicated that there are many reasons that this might occur, however he booked me for a colonoscopy to help determine the cause. I awoke from the colonoscopy and was informed of the bad news that I had cancer cells in my

Age is the biggest risk factor for colon cancer – over 94% of new cases diagnosed each year in BC are in men and women age 50 and older. BC Cancer Agency

Colon Screening Programs are now available in all health authorities across BC. If you are 50 – 74 years of age and have no symptoms, you should get screened for colon cancer. Kathie and Sue continue receiving cancer treatment while carrying out their Minerals North 2014 commitments. Early on, they discussed opportunities to raise colon cancer screening awareness during the event, with Sue light-heartedly referring to them as the “Minerals North 2014 poster girls for cancer screening”. Kathie indicated her desire to raise awareness of all cancer screening programs, with a focus on colon cancer, saying “everyone

Silver Queen Project Central BC ➣

Hidden Copper-Moly-Gold Porphyry discovered – large anomaly essentially untested

Adjacent resistivity low untested

Au-Ag-Cu-Pb-Zn epithermal veins provide a startup opportunity at 200-500 tpd

JV partner sought

Monument Diamond Project Lac de gras NWT ➣

Twelve known diamond bearing kimberlites

Located on kimberlite trend

Seeking JV partner to determine production

Contact Ellen Clements President and CEO 250-445-2260 250-444-1005 Come and see us at our booth #65


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Sunshine Medallion Who will be performing during the Opening Reception Wednesday, May 21, 6-10pm

Buck Fever Who will be performing during the Banquet Thursday, May 22, 6:30-12am

The most reliable airport in Northwest BC sunshine Medallion will be providing the entertainment for the opening reception. Hailing from the Nechako Valley, in the heart of BC, this energetic trio brings to the stage an eclectic mix of rock, folk and reggae influenced originals, as well as a few of their favorite covers.

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Buck Fever will be the featured entertainers at the Thursday banquet. Buck Fever plays classic rock, country, blues rock. Singer/Guitar - John Baker, Backup Vocals/Guitar - Wade Bussi, Guitar - Harry Koenig, Bass - Dave Webb, Drums - Richard Wheeler.

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Vanderhoof Community Trail

If you are looking for something to do while visiting the Minerals North Conference come and enjoy a leisurely stroll through our trail system which forms a complete loop around the town. The route is as follows: • Starting at Riverside Park near the Observation Tower, follow the Riverside Nature Trail along the waterfront to Victoria St. (be sure to make the smaller loop trail at the WL McLeod Wetland).

• At Victoria St. take the new sidewalk to Recreation Ave. then follow Recreation Ave. to the light crossing at Highway 16. Cross Highway 16 (now on Fourth St.) and go straight. • Walk the length of Fourth St. to the end and cross Pine St. to the Vanderhoof Community Museum. • At the museum you can walk the Heritage Nature Trail that takes you through the forest, and loops back to the museum.

• From the museum cross Highway 16 to Silversmith Ave (next to Kal Tire) and walk on the new sidewalk to the trail head for the trail along Stoney Creek (newest section of the trail system). • Follow the trail along Stoney Creek to the bridge at Douglas St. Walk up Douglas St. to Lampitt Ave. and turn left. • Walk a block and a half on Lampitt Ave. to the south entrance of Riverside Park. Finish the trail by walking the loop path at Riverside Park.

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Trail cards for sections of the trail system are available from the Vanderhoof Chamber of Commerce and Visitor Centre. While at the Visitor Centre pick up a copy of the Nature Guide to the Nechako Valley. This 32 page booklet gives a brief overview of the types of wildlife, plants and bugs you will see on the roads and trails that surround our community.

Riverside Nature Trail

WL McLeod Wetland Trail

Heritage Nature Trail

Located near the Observation Tower in Riverside Park are two information kiosks that provide information and education about the Nechako River, Nechako Migratory Bird Sanctuary, Riverside Park, Trail and Campground. Then starting at the tower, the Riverside Nature Trail runs for 1.3km along the south bank of the Nechako River, and ends at the WL McLeod Wetland. There are trail signs along the path that point out some areas of interest, such as sturgeon spawning habitat and bird nesting boxes, as well as providing information about the local ecology.

This section of the Vanderhoof Community Trails circles the WL McLeod Wetland, situated along Victoria Street adjacent WL McLeod School. The wetland is named after Bill McLeod, a local birder, educator and advocate for the local environment. The signs at the observation deck on Victoria Street give a great overview of the flora and fauna that inhabit wetland habitats.

Starting from the Vanderhoof Community Museum parking lot, the Heritage Nature Trail follows Stoney Creek and winds its way up the outer valley wall of the Nechako River and back to the museum along Pine Street. The trail is roughly 1.25 km long. The signs along the trail explain some of the history of the area as well as information about the animals and plants seen from the trail.


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The Grand Prize draw will be held at the closing luncheon on Friday May 23rd. Don’t miss this opportunity to win a 1914 gold coin provided by Arrow Transportation - you must be there to win!

This 1914 $10 Canadian gold coin originated from the collection stored in the Bank of Canada vaults and was hand selected based on its premium quality. The coin, encased in a capsule of seals, is authorized by the Government of Canada as an original strike 1914 gold coin and was expertly minted by the then Ottawa branch of the British Royal Mint.

The History of the 1912 – 1914 Canadian Gold Coins – courtesy of the Canadian Mint The history of the 1912 – 1914 Canadian gold coins is rooted in the story of Canada and the evolution of some of the country’s most distinguished institutions. The idea of domestic gold coinage for Canada began in the mid-nineteenth century when Canada joined the gold standard. While the move simplified trade, it also necessitate that the country have sufficient gold reserves to back its currency, which was convertible to gold on demand. This new standard helped to inspire the notion of coining gold in Canada at a domestic mint. The idea was put on hold until the late 1890’s when a major gold rush in the Yukon’s Klondike Valley brought an awareness of gold mining and the theme of mineral wealth into the Canadian consciousness. After a series of negotiations with British authorities, the Ottawa Mint Act was passed in 1901, allowing for a branch of the British Royal Mint to be established in Canada to produce domestic coinage, British sovereigns, and Canadian gold coins. The Ottawa branch of the British Royal Mint officially opened in 1908 and the first Canadian gold coins were struck in March 1912. These coins were Canadian in every aspect, from raw material to reverse image design. Despite initial public curiosity though, Canadian’s attention soon tapered off. Two years later, in 1914, the First World War began and Canada took tight hold of its gold reserves to counteract heavy withdrawals at Canadian banks. By the end of August 1914, key changes had been made to Canada’s financial system that effectively suspended the gold standard, sealing the fate of the Canadian gold coins. The Dominion Government cancelled the Canadian gold coin program in 1915. Many of the Canadian gold coins produced from 1912 to 1914 became part of the government’s gold reserves. In March of 1935 the newly formed Bank of Canada began collecting the gold coins from the Department of Finance and Canadian chartered banks. A vast number of the first Canadian gold coins remained in cloth bags in the Bank of Canada’s vaults for over 75 years.

Your Way Up • Daily direct flights to Vancouver, Kelowna, Prince George and others • Regular scheduled flights to BC’s mineral resource region along Highway 37, including Dease Lake and Bob Quinn • 7,500 ft of paved runway

• New LPV approaches for lower landing limits • Airport land available for lease and for sale • Multiple airport-based helicopter and fixed wing charter operations

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CFNR Radio Network

CFNR Radio would like to congratulate Organizing Committee on the great job for 2014 Minerals North in Vanderhoof, “The Core of it All”. CFNR Radio Network has partnered with Minerals North for the past seven years bringing awareness to the Mining Industry in Central and Northern BC; through radio, live broadcasting and live streaming to the 50 communities throughout the CFNR Radio Network. Once again we are proud to offer our services to provide live streaming of the key note speaker sessions. This allows tradeshow exhibitors and others that are unable to attend in person the opportunity to watch the presentations. To view the presentations you just have to go to our website at www.cfnrfm.ca. We believe this service provides a vehicle to educate others in the region about the industry in northern BC.

Core Shack

Don’t forget to visit the Core Shack where you will find core samples from New Gold Blackwater project, Taseko Aley project, Pretivm and Gold Reach Resources.

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While visiting Minerals North try your hand at New Gold’s Heavy equipment simulator Purchased by New Gold’s New Afton Operation in partnership with Thompson Rivers University and BC Aboriginal Mentoring and Training Association (formerly British Columbia Aboriginal Mine Training Association), the simulator has been used successfully in Heavy Equipment Operator Training programs. The simulator will be located in the Nechako Valley Secondary School track field, easily accessible from the conference and tradeshow and will provide a free hands-on experience to those interested in exploring careers in mining. The simulator allows users to experience operation of backhoes, bulldozers, rock graders, rock trucks, loaders and excavators and ‘grades’ the operator on their performance. Darren Carpenter, School District 91 Career and Trades Programs Coordinator, is excited about the opportunity the simulator will

provide to elementary school students visiting “Project Junior Mining” on Thursday, May 22. He says, “The simulator will provide exposure to students to the broad range of career opportunities in mining and having New Gold Blackwater involved is exciting for School District 91.” He acknowledges that the students visiting Minerals North this year “will be potential employees for future Northern BC mine operations” and indicates “having the Heavy Equipment Operator Simulator on site will spark student interest. Simulator access will be reserved for Project Junior Mining students between 9:30 and 2:30 on Thursday and for SD 91 Grade 11 Mining students between 10:00 to 11:00 on Friday but will be available to delegates and tradeshow visitors throughout the remainder of the Minerals North 2014 conference.

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The support we receive from our Sponsors means more to Northern BC than just a Conference Since 2004, a booming minerals industry has meant excellent ● Smithers Exploration Group to enhance the work sponsorship support for Minerals North, resulting in financial SEG does in sponsoring Bulkley Valley student field surpluses from recent conferences. Over the past few years, trips to Huckleberry Mine, Barkerville, and other surpluses have supported donations to the following organimining-related sites. zations: ● BC Childrens Hospital Foundation Mining for ● University of Northern British Columbia to establish the Miracles Campaign UNBC Northern Mining Research Award and to the ● Association of Mineral Exploration BC First Nations purchase of petrocscopes. travel bursaries ● CNC Students in Mining program ● Prince George Community Foundation ● Northwest Community College School of Exploration and Mining toward the endowment fund, bursaries and equipment purchases. ● College of New Caledonia toward the development of mining-related currriculum. ● Geoscience projects in the Terrace area to re-analyze rock samples collected in the Terrace area (National Topographic Service Mapsheet 103I) in the late 1970s.. ● Mineral Resources Education Program of BCMineral Resources Education Program of BC towards the program that provides schools with instructional modules that explain the1954-2014 minerals industry primary BC to Operations and high school students. Celebrating 60 years of excellence

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Minerals North 2014 Organizing Committee Chair: Brian Frenkel logistics director: Conference Coordinator, Sue Clark district of Vanderhoof: Tom Clement, Erin Siemens Finance director: Ezra Gentleman sponsorship director: Kathie LaForge First Nations director: Jackie Thomas Communications director: Michelle Roberge entertainment & Technical director: Kevin Moutray Program and education director: Val Erickson Tradeshow director: Spencer Siemens Food and decorating director: Denise Rodts Volunteer director: Jessi Wilson Youth engagement director: Darren Carpenter Transportation director: Sylvia Lizotte Committee Members: Torrin Lytle Frank Craig Maureen Mallais Claudette Gouger Janice Baker Mary-Lyn Lawrence

Black Press and the Omineca Express would like to welcome all 2014 Minerals North Delegates to Vanderhoof. We hope you enjoy our hospitality and take advantage of the many things Vanderhoof has to offer.

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Mining Facts

The Mining industry effects all our lives extracting valuable minerals, metals and resources from the earth, these are used to make cell phones, cars, jewelry and all the stuff we get to rely on everyday.

Twenty-Four-Karat Gold is not pure gold since there is a small amount of copper in it. Absolutely pure gold is so soft that it can be molded with the hands.

Canada is one of the largest mining nations in the world, producing more than 60 minerals and metals and is a vital contributor to Canada’s prosperity.

Metals are measured and sold in metric tons, or pounds. One metric ton is equal to one thousand kilograms or 2,204 pounds.

More than 115 communities across Canada depend on the minerals industry. 1 in every 46 Canadian jobs is in the mining sector. Canada is the world’s third-largest producer of diamonds.

Mining product shipments represent approximately 55% of Canada’s rail freight revenues and 60 to 75% of Canadian port tonnage. Canada opened its first diamond mine Ekati in 1998 which in only the first six months of its work produced one million carats. Now it produces between three and five million carats a year.

Most workers in the mining industry do not work underground. 80% of Canada’s minerals and metals are exported. Farmers rely on mines to produce fertilizer using phosphate, nitrogen, sulphur and potash.

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Minerals North 2014 Thank You THe 2014 MiNeRals NoRTH oRGaNiZiNG CoMMiTTee Would liKe To THaNK THe FolloWiNG sPoNsoRs FoR THeiR CoNTRiBuTioN. YouR suPPoRT is aN iNTeGRal PaRT oF THe suCCess oF THis eVeNT. Gold

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The sponsors reflected here are those that were committed prior to the publishing deadline of April 15th, 2014. Sponsors that committed after this date are recognized on the Minerals North website and at the conference venue.


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Growing Responsibly

At New Gold, we recognize the significant contribution BC’s north makes to the entire province.

innovative and productive partnerships that build lasting benefits for the region.

As we resume exploration and move the Blackwater Project through the environmental assessment and permitting process in 2014, we will continue to forge

We are excited to play a part in growing our region.

We are proud to be a gold sponsor for the 2014 Minerals North Conference and to celebrate the success of Northern BC communities and businesses.

Want to know more about how the Blackwater Project is making a difference in your community? Check us out at www.newgold.com/blackwater, come see us at Booth 43 - or look for us at the New Gold Heavy Equipment Operator Simulator.

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We Support Mining in the North! Harvey Derksen Dealer Principal/ General Manager

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